Erectile dysfunction in men

During an erection, there is a hydraulic effect of blood rushing to the penis which is retained in the sponge-like bodies inside. During sexual arousal, erections are quite common as the signals transmitted from the brain to the nerves in the penis are stimulated.

One of the most common reasons for erectile dysfunction or impotence is cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Other problems which could be from neurological problems such as trauma, disrupted hormonal function, drugs and other external and internal problems.

Erectile dysfunction a short history

Erectile dysfunction is nothing new, it is something that has existed since the dawn of time. In olden France, it was illegal to have ED and it was also considered a basis for divorce. There have been a lot of different studies regarding this and many treatments had been created to try and cure this ‘disease’.

Psychological impotence

When a penile erection is unable to occur due to deep psychological thoughts and feelings, it is not due to physical disability but because of mental barricading. If one faces a psychological ED, the effects can be helped quite notably with the help of professionals.

Often times, a placebo treatment is used such as using sugar pills instead of actual medication or by using some psychological methods.

Relationship troubles and self-image related problems are often the root cause of psychological impotence and can be helped by a shrink.

Drugs and treatments

The underlying problem could be because of basic potassium deficiency or even from grievous problems such as arsenic contamination in the water supply.

However, there are many first and second lines of treatments for ED. The first line which can include PDE5 inhibitor drugs such as sildenafil or Viagra. Kamagra is another ED treatment. Kamagra Jelly that contains 100mg of sildenafil which is the active ingredient in Viagra and is known for giving erection from 4 to 6 hours.

Further treatment can involve penile injections, penis pump, vascular reconstructive surgery or penile prosthesis.

Surgery & Other Treatments that are a cause of ED

After a surgery, there may be a collapse in the actual anatomical structures which can allow erections. Other than that, impair blood supply, damaged nerves and other reasons are often linked with ED after surgery.

People going through prostate cancer treatments prostatectomy, destruction of prostate by beam radian may experience erectile dysfunction. While the prostate gland isn’t itself the cause of an erection, it is necessary for one.

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